I’m always running out the door in the morning which often leaves me little time to create the right cool casual outfit. When I was scrolling through my friend Lauren Elyce’s weekly newsletter the other day, I was Fortune Inspired to create 5 casual outfits for both me and you. I decided to categorize each outfit depending on where the day takes you.
The two constants are – denim as that is the staple of my daily uniform and Garret Leight sunnies.
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Weekend Brunch With Your Beau
If I could fit one more sweater in my overly crammed closet, it would be this Fair Isle sweater by Altuzarra. I am obsessed with this cozy knit that’s perfect for brunch, a cup of hot coffee or aprés ski come winter. These high waisted jeans by Frame are another winner and these hiking boots are this seasons must have. I included these brown luxe boots by Gianvito Rossi because they are a lust have staple and can easily take this look from day to evening.
Downtown Gallery Art Walk/Lunch At Sant Ambroeus
I haven’t bought a pair of leather jeans in a while but when I saw this tapered yet relaxed pair on the Net-a-Porter site I pressed purchase immediately. This day to night trouser works perfectly with a tucked in or cropped sweater. The Common Project sneakers give the look a downtown vibe but you can also to choose to elevate the look with these comfortable rubber soled ankle booties by Prada. I accessorized with one of my favorite bags of the season by Bottega Veneta. As we all know, any bag by designer Daniel Lee is the most coveted this season.
Your Girlfriend’s Birthday Lunch
So you’re headed to your friend’s birthday lunch at Bilboquet and you want to look cool and casual but a bit more polished? This Ulla Johnson leopard print cardigan can be worn buttoned up as a sweater and paired with these Mugler denim jeans. I’m going to let you in on a little secret you will love me for – I first saw these Mugler jeans on the My Theresa site and was coveting them a whole lot. The following week, I saw my niece Sarah wearing what I thought were the same exact pair except she told me that her’s were from Zara. She surprised me by thoughtfully gifting me a pair. How sweet! So if you like the look on a budget, this pair will totally do the trick. These brown leather mid-heel Gucci pumps are comfortable and doable for day. Lastly, this Wandler brown leather it bag completes the look.
The Girl’s On The Move
Whether you are on the hunt for the perfect fashion or home accessory, this is an outfit with purpose. I recently bought this unique camel cable knit tie back sweater by Jaquemus from the Moda Operandi site and paired it with these high waisted Frame jeans. Full disclosure – I took this image while in New Jersey, so I didn’t have much to work with in the shoe department. These Gucci pumps work perfectly fine with the outfit, but ideally, these super trending square toe brown leather ankle boots by Fendi are the bomb. I have yet to own a Staud bag but I’m dying for one and this snakeskin bag would finish off the look to a T.
The Coolest Cat In The Country
You may be apple picking, meeting an old friend for a pumpkin spiced latte or you just may be the most stylish mom doing pick up or drop off. Any Isabel Marant plaid coat had been at the top of my to buy list but they all seemed to be way oversized until I came across this one here. Nevertheless, I did shorten it a bit to accommodate my petit frame and now I’m mad plaid happy. I paired this coat with my favorite jeans of the moment by Colovos and my favorite bad ass Prada ankle boots. I chose this roomier bag by Bottega Veneta to fit a lap top or after school snacks.
Casual Friday or Travel Outfit
I added one more look for good measure. This outfit contains all the classic staples necessary for ones wardrobe. This black Acne blazer is a forever piece. Oh the places this luxe cashmere tee by Joseph will take you and these Golden Goose sneakers are always au courant. Last but not least, I always travel with a scarf and this grey cashmere one by Laura Piana will make you feel first class even if you’re sitting in coach.
Which look is your favorite casual outfit look? Please comment below!